Mike Tyson admits he’d bite a chunk Evander Holyfield’s ear off AGAIN as he prepares for Roy Jones Jr bout

Mike Tyson admits he’d bite a chunk Evander Holyfield’s ear off AGAIN as he prepares for Roy Jones Jr bout

11/18/2020

MIKE TYSON admitted he would bite a chunk Evander Holyfield’s ear off AGAIN if he was aggravated by his great rival.

Tyson's 1997 rematch against Holyfield will forever been known as the 'Bite Fight' after Iron Mike sunk his teeth into his opponent in round three.

He later explained that the gruesome act was out of anger, insisting he was on the receiving end of constant headbutting.

And, with talk of a trilogy bout on the horizon, Tyson warned Holyfield that he would struggle to hold back again if he was faced with dirty tactics.

He told Fox News: "I say, 'No, never ever again' but I might do it again.

"Well if he does what he was doing to get bitten, I would bite him again, yeah."

Tyson was stopped in round 11 of his first fight with Holyfield in 1996, a year before his now infamous disqualification.

But the heavyweight legends have since made amends and could even box for a third time with both preparing to come out of retirement.

Tyson, 54, faces Roy Jones Jr, 51, next weekend in his landmark comeback.

And Holyfield, 58, is also in training as he searches for the right occasion to mark his return.


Tyson has had to live with the infamous bite ever since the fatal fight – and has learned to deal with the 'responsibility of it'.

He said: "I bit him because I wanted to kill him.

"I was really mad about my head being bumped and everything. I really lost consciousness of the whole fight.

"It took me out of my fight plan and everything. Listen, good or bad, I'm not going to let anyone take my glory. 

"So, I’m going to confront everything that I have to confront… Hey listen, I done it. I got to handle the responsibility of it.

"That was my glory. And I took responsibility for it."

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